Former Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk’s family has just gotten bigger.
Congratulations to my friends Pavel and Maria Datsyuk on the birth of the baby boy Pavel Jr. Everyone is doing well! #2035NHLDraft
— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@DMilsteinHockey) February 13, 2017
Datsyuk confirmed through his agent Dan Milstein that he and his wife Maria welcomed Pavel Jr. to the world on Sunday. It’s Datsyuk’s third child, but first son. Datsyuk is already the father of two daughters, Elizabeth and Vasilisa.
Datsyuk played 15 seasons for the Red Wings before returning to his native Russia this past offseason. He has his name on the Stanley Cup twice (2002, 2008), and won multiple Selke and Lady Byng trophies as top defensive forward and gentlemanly player.
Do you think we’ll see Pavel Jr. eventually lace up the skates to play with his dad’s former team?
Congratulations Pavel and Maria!